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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 vs Sony VPL-DX122

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 vs Sony VPL-DX122

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500
Sony VPL-DX122

Top Prices

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Cheaper by $50
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is $49.96 cheaper than the Sony VPL-DX122.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
Moderately bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 has a bulb power of 210W, however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only a 200W lamp power projector (10W smaller).
Longer service life of lamp Edit
Sony VPL-DX122 is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).
6% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 35dB noise level projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 (35dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Cheaper to run by $12.95
Over five years the Sony VPL-DX122 only costs $58.19 to run however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 costs $71.14 to run (22% more). Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller bulb power Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a bulb power of 200W, however the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 210W lamp power projector (10W bigger).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only 4,000h lamp service life, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer).
6% louder noise level Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 2dB louder than the Sony VPL-DX122 (35dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Older by seven months
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is seven months older than the Sony VPL-DX122.
$12.95 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 are $71.14 which is $12.95 more than the Sony VPL-DX122. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $50
The Sony VPL-DX122 is $49.96 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500.
Fewer sellers
The Sony VPL-DX122 is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Awards

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

41 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.14
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 71.14
Purchase price $ 449.99
Total cost of ownership $ 521.13
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 55.30
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 58.19
Purchase price $ 499.95
Total cost of ownership $ 558.14
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
 3000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
Projector Brightness
2,600 ANSI lumens 2,600 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
30 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.63"
Colour Light Output
2,600 ANSI lumens 2,600 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
2,600 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.35:1
BEST
 1.35:1
Projection Distance (tele)
0.58 - 6.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide)
0.76 - 8.89 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
5,000h 10,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 E-TORL
 E-TORL
Bulb Power
200W 210W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Digital Zoom
1.35x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.44 - 1.44 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.7 - 16.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 NTSC 3.58

Ports & Interfaces

DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 35dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 985BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 19 - 92
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 48 - 92
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W
BEST
1W
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
283W 220W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 190W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
234W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 289W
USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg
BEST
2.5kg
Height
787mm 75mm
Depth
229mm 230.5mm
Width
295mm 315mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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